Focusing on self-improvement is vital. The list below can help create stepping stones to shape the path of your life. And although you’ll likely see improvements in your relationship and others’ perception of you, your focus should be on making these changes for yourself alone.
Don’t focus on trying to make people like you.
If your motivations are simply for others to like you, they’ll see right through it. Let people get to know you for who you are. This will help you to cultivate a close group of acquaintances rather than a large network.
Don’t pass judgement.
Everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about. And even if they aren’t, appreciate the path others choose for themselves.
Define your own path.
What are your goals? Write them down in a place you’ll see them often. Embrace them. Make decisions to work towards them.
Generosity doesn’t have to be a monetary commitment. Be generous with compliments, favors, offers to help, and compassion.
Treat everyone with respect.
If you seek respect, you should practice it, too.
Find your motivation.
What’s your drive? What gets you excited about the goals that lie ahead? Discover what makes you want to get out of bed each morning with excitement and find ways to weave it more into your life.
Be trustworthy. Be reliable.
Keep your commitments. Be on time. Be the friend that others can count on.
When you’re around company, put down the devices. Play a part and be present in your relationships. Give your whole focus.